DLEC Webinar: Fighting Desert Locust Together
Event Date: Feb 03, 2021
Time: 08:00 AM to 09:30 AM (GMT -5)
Location: United States
Online: Online Event
Host: Digital Green
If it was not for COVID-19, the desert locust crisis would be the most significant challenge facing Africa this decade. Earlier this year, giant swarms as large as 1.5 times the size of New York City attacked areas in East Africa. Traveling at over 150 km a day, desert locusts eat any vegetation that crosses their path, putting millions of people at risk of food insecurity and famine.
Scientists, development professionals, policymakers, and others are working on innovations and last mile solutions to prevent future desert locust attacks and support better monitoring and response. Join us in this webinar to learn about these innovative approaches to fight the desert locust.